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  1. Is it sad that I can think of far more crap managers than good ones? I suppose that's probably true of most clubs. But perhaps not at the ratio of 7:1 bad to good managers that we seem to have.
  2. UniPie

    Freebies?

    I haven't got a clue about available players. The only New Years present I want is the retention of Grealish and McGregor. Without these two, I don't think 10 freebies could save us.
  3. Whilst I would rather have a great striker than a great keeper, I am not convinced that the proceeds of Bart's sale would be re-used to improve the squad. It is for that reason that I would rather keep him. It is fair to say that in Spiess we have a very good back up and I would not be sad to see him in goal.
  4. It's important that this is implemented in the right way if it were to come into force. For example, not turning the Kop into entriely safe standing, not that I expect that would happen of course. But why not at the top of the kop allow safe standing? It won't boost the crowd, but what it will provide is a far better atmosphere. That's why I sit in the Kop and I for one would love to see anything done that might enhance the atmosphere.
  5. Crawley Town. As if we can't put a performance in against Crawley Town. They are a well organised, physical team with little class. There is little wrong with that as a footballing principle. But the fact that we were outclassed by them and so badly beaten that 1-0 is sympathetic to us, shows you all you need to know.
  6. Leacock is one of the biggest disappointments of this season. I certainly thought last season he was a player that was going to make the Centre Back position his own. This season he has capitulated. It saddens me that the old gaurd such as Mike Edwards would be putting in a much better show than this character has, especially when things have gone wrong. He is badly out of form and has been for a long time. Agree with others sentiments that he won't hang around at all if we do get relegated.
  7. Tony Hateley Weymouth Pie Super Ram Much deserved lads :-)
  8. Notts face yet another important meeting tomorrow afternoon at Meadow Lane. The visit of Tranmere Rovers is hardly a glamorous one, but an ugly performance is all that it will take to relieve the pressure on the pies. Chris Kiwomya has made a lot about not having a starting eleven and suffering from constant injuries and suspensions. However, I take a different view and believe that the management just cannot nail down the best set-up and team. This is by no means a jibe at the management, they shook things up with a different formation on Tuesday night. Whilst it saw more shots by Notts, the defence were left abused and exposed. It’s hard to imagine that the 5 goals shipped on Tuesday will put him off an attacking approach tomorrow though. It is hard to say what formation Kiwomya will adopt. With the emphasis on attack it would be surprising to see any of McGregor, Haynes, Haber, Liddle, Bell or Grealish absent from the starting line-up. Arquin could well start but has been seen to better effect coming off the bench. Sheehan, Leacock and Smith will be amongst the defenders but whether Dumbuya will be reinstalled is another question. Tranmere Rovers have Jason Koumas available again but James Wallace is still making slow progress back from an injury. Tranmere sit 17th with 5 points on the board with their latest result seeing them lose 3-4 to Brentford. They currently have a worse goal difference than Notts by one goal, but their ability to score goals is something Notts will be forced to address. They are likely to play on the counter attack at Meadow Lane so Notts must ensure they do not fall into the trap of all possession and no intent. Notts must make use of their wings and hurt Tranmere whenever possible. Notts are actually favourites with the bookmakers to win tomorrow at 6/4. Tranmere are best priced at 85/40 with the draw at 12/5. This is a very hard match to address in terms of a prediction. This certainly won’t be a match for those hunting out a glamorous attacking football display. It will be a rough, physical match that will require a ruthless approach from Notts. With so much pressure upon the players, nerves will be tingling, but if Notts are able to put in a good display and get a point as a minimum, there will be a lot to build upon after recent efforts. To be frank, we must cross our fingers, get down the Lane and hope that Notts can turn things around. Tranmere, although not world beaters, aren’t fools and will take advantage where they can. You Pies! By James Constantine
  9. Pressure on the Pies - Fortress Meadow Lane holds play to a Notts team looking to break their maiden this weekend and strike up their first win of the 2013/4 season campaign. The visitors, Stevenage, arrive as one of only 3 teams not to score a point this season. Albeit one of those teams is Coventry who are on -4 points having started on -10, after having a point deduction for going into administration back in March. Notts have not been in imperious form themselves so far, facing stiff tasks against two promotion favourites, Peterborough and Sheffield United. Notts will take heart though from the last 30 minutes against Walsall where a much improved display with attacking football started to come to fruition. No doubts about it, Notts really need to be picking up three points here. It is Notts easiest task to date, facing a Stevenage team well out of form. Even more emphasis is placed on the need for a Notts win as last season’s poor home record was a major reason for a lack of points on the table. David Bell looked the part for Notts against Walsall and although sure not to be match-fit, Kiwomya will surely want to get him on the field to show what he can do again. It will a fascinating what Kiwomya decides to do with Gary Liddle. Manny Smith has lacked any run in the side for over a year, but he has improved with every minute he has been on the pitch. I hope he gets his chance to retain the centre back spot with Liddle tried in midfield. It’s the middle of the park in which Notts need to be more effective, and so I feel it would be worth a gamble to try Liddle out in the middle of the park. Graham Westley will hope to keep things tight and hit Notts on the counter attack as they so sorely did in a 2-1 defeat at home last time. Freeman and Shroot look the main dangers in the Stevenage side, but Notts are more than capable of shutting them out. I will be very pleased if Kiwomya really goes for this one and puts out an attacking line up to show the fans what this side can do. Playing it defensively against this side will only make the game tenser and a point will be fairly dissatisfying. So come on you pies! By James Constantine
  10. All opinions definitely needed on this one before it sparks a Unipie/Notts-Joe war! The issue is JCR. Me and Joe normally agree on most Notts matters but I could not believe my eyes when I read this in our conversation. In the context of discussing JCR's attributes, I quote from Joe: "Who's the player we look to cross the ball, create play, exploit defenders, get into the opposition area? JCR" My response was astonishment to which I replied how I could not believe he was of this opinion. To my utter dismay he replied and I quote again: "I'll disagree with you, think we need to stop relying on JCR. He's too good for this league and the pressure he has on his shoulders is probably more than any player" I was astounded by his opinions! Do any of you agree with Joe's comments? I love a good debate but I hope I'm not on my own in this one in thinking JCR is a weak link in our side? I feel once he beats a man, he then back tracks and tries to beat him again. I never feel like the guy has an end product and is far too greedy and breeds too much individualism. Tell us your opinions!
  11. For me, as you will see in my preview it will be something like: Bart Dumbuya Leacock Sheehan Tempest Fortheringham Boucard Campbell-Ryce McGregor <----- ** Showunmi Haynes <----- ** I think McGregor will be tucked slightly infield so in effect we don't have a left-midfielder as to allow more direct and counter-attacking football.
  12. It feels very American putting the 'Tigers' into the name. In Baseball they all have the team names with a cheesy nickname on the end - Tamba Bay (Rays) for example. Keep it traditional and simple, everyone knows their nickname is the Tigers anyway! Agree with Super Danny Alsop, it is commercialisation, again - very bloody American! Disclaimer: I am not an American-hater!
  13. Highest Goal Scoring - Striker; (Haynes Almost a certainty) - But going with the mighty Enoch! Highest Goal Scoring - Midfielder; McGregor Highest Goal Scoring - Defender; Sheehan Going for the Outsiders to take you all on!
  14. UniPie

    Enoch.. Hehe

    He's the new Delroy

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